On May 5, more than 900 volunteers helped to plant 1,200 trees, replenishing 10 percent of the trees in just one day. To accomplish this extraordinary feat, more than $25,000 was donated over the course of eight months.
In addition to planting trees, FBLA and PBL officers presented a check for $5,000, which was presented to Dr. C.J. Huff, superintendent of Joplin Schools, for landscaping needs at the new high school.
More information about this project can be found at www.rootingforjoplin.org.